Why, yes, Yves Smith is like Wile E. Coyote. Why do you ask?
Scott Lemieux does the intellectual garbage collection:
Rarely Has An Argument Refuted Itself So Comprehensively: "The headline is…instructive: 'Why Some of the Smartest Progressives I Know Will Vote for Trump over Hillary.':
You must know a lot of really dumb, or at least really uninformed, people. I’m reminded of one of our commenters, who is fond of citing all of his unnamed friends and colleagues who totally agree with positions like ‘Maureen Dowd is a deep thinker and sparkling prose stylist’ and ‘someone who, coming out of rural southern Washington, became a Sterling Professor at Yale Law in his early 30s and was tabbed by FDR to head the SEC was an imbecile of no professional accomplishment.’ To the extent that these friends aren’t apocryphal and you’re stating their views correctly, so much worse for your friends!